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Office Hours / Supplies

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Office Hours -  TBA



Clorox Wipes

Kleenex (2 Boxes)

1-12 package of colored pencils

3 Packs of 24 pencils (one pack donated to homeroom)

Loose-leaf wide ruled paper for all classes

Glue sticks (2 pack)


2 marbled composition books (100 sheet wide ruled)

5 pocket folders

Ear Buds / Headphones


Pair of Sissors

Important Announcements

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* Individual Classroom Information will appear in Google Classroom:

Lesson Plans, Power Points, Announcements, Study Tools, Links

*Please go to Google Classroom for Snow Day Assignments

* Lesson plans will be accelerated or decelerated according to the needs of each class.

7th Grade Life Science Curriculum Pacing Map, Unit Topics, Resources, Vocabulary

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Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 Life Science 2017– 2018 Curriculum Pacing Map, Standards, Topics and Resources

  1st Nine Weeks

Pre -Test

Classroom / School Rules/ Forms / Chrome books Contract and Assignment / Accessing Power School

Habits of Mind

TOPICS: Metric System / Scientific Method / Lab Equipment and Safety, What are the characteristics and necessities of life?

Scientific Method STEAM ACTIVITY: STEPS: Observation, Research, Hypothesis, Experiment, Data Collection, Conclusion, Share Information

Bottle Flipping – STEAM Activity

Aug. 21 - Eclipse Day Activity (ELT Observation of Eclipse)

Aug. 22 – Sept. 15  (3 Weeks, 4 Days)

TOPICS: Historical Classification Systems (Aristotle, Linnaeus – Binomial Nomenclature), Characteristics of the Six Kingdoms,

Vocabulary: Archaea, Bacteria, Protists, Fungi, Plants, Animals, prokaryotic, eukaryotic, unicellular, multicellular, asexual reproduction, sexual reproduction, autotroph (ic), heterotrophic), genus, species, scientific naming, binomial nomenclature,

* STEAM Introductory Activity – Shoe Sorting

* STEAM Exploratory Activity – Characteristics of Each Kingdom Flip Book / Rubric for each         Kingdom information, Skeletal Guide For Inc

* STEAM Culminating Activity – Groups of three - Classification Thinking Map – Word Cards,       Picture Cards, Craft Sticks

Abiotic VS Biotic, Prokaryotic VS Eukaryotic, Kingdoms, Characteristics of Kingdoms

Famous Scientists: Aristotle, Carolus Linnaeus


S7L1. Obtain, evaluate and communicate information to investigate the diversity of living organisms and how they can be compared scientifically

a. Develop and defend a model that categorizes organism based on common characteristics.

b. Evaluate historical models of how organisms were classified based on physical characteristics and how that led to the six-kingdom system. (Currently: Archaea, Bacteria, Protists, Fungi, Plants and Animals.)

Clarification Statement: This includes common examples and characteristics such as, but not limited to prokaryotic, eukaryotic, unicellular, multicellular, asexual reproduction, sexual reproduction, autotroph, heterotroph, and unique cell structures. Modern classification will be addressed in High School.

Possible Honors Extensions:

Levels of Classification: Domain, Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus and Species, Dichotomous Key: Demonstrate the process for the development of a dichotomous key



Textbook Chapter 9 Classification Section 1, and 2 Pages 220 – 236

Life Science Final Preparation CRCT PREP pages 26 – 29, 31 - 44

Interactive Textbook Pages 129 – 146, 155 – 218 – Covers Details of Protista, Fungi, Plants and       Animals

Internet Resources

        Life Science Research Sites

        Life Science with the Amoeba Sisters

        You Tube

        Bill Nye Life Science Videos

Sept. 18 – Oct 10   (3 Weeks 2 Days

TOPICS: Cells Anatomy/ Function Sept. 12 – 30th – (3 Weeks, 2 Days)- Organelles and Functions, Eukaryotic   vs. Prokaryotic, Plant vs. Animal Cells

Cellular Processes Oct 11–Oct 26  - (2 Weeks, 1 Day) - Passive and Active Transport, Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration, Mitosis, Metabolism – Obtaining Energy, Making Energy, Using Energy, Eliminating Waste Products (Maintain Homeostasis), Cell Cycle, Mitosis     (Cellular Reproduction)


        Cellular Respiration:

        Fermentation – Plan B – The making of ATP without the use of O2  - Lactic Acid builds up      - Soreness

        Cell Structures (organelles)  ----Cells ----- Tissues ------ Organs ------- Organ Systems ------- Organism

Vocabulary: nucleus, cytoplasm, cell membrane, cell wall, chloroplasts, lysosome, mitochondria, cell cycle, mitosis, active transport, passive transport, diffusion, osmosis, endocytosis, exocytosis, cellular homeostasis, metabolism, photosynthesis, cellular respiration,

* STEAM Exploratory Activity – Cell Slide View Lab (Examples from each Kingdom)      Observation, Drawing, Open ended Question in Paragraph 5 -7 Sentences minimum

* STEAM Culminating Activity – Cell Model  (In School Project, Collaborative Inc.)

Famous Scientists: Robert Hooke, Anton van Leeuwenhoek, Theodore Schwann, Rudolf Virchow


S7L2.  Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to construct scientific explanations to describe how cell structures, cells, tissues, organs and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs (Homeostasis) of organisms.

a. Develop a model and construct an explanation of how cell structures (specifically the nucleus, cytoplasm, cell membrane, cell wall, chloroplasts, lysosome, and mitochondria) contribute to the function of the cell as a system in obtaining nutrients in order to grow, reproduce, make needed materials, and process waste (metabolism)

Clarification Statement: The intent is for students to demonstrate how the component structures (organelles) interact and work together to allow the cell as a whole to carry out various processes. Additional structures, beyond those listed will be addressed in High School Biology.

b. Develop and use a conceptual model of how cells are organized into tissues, tissues into organs, organs into systems and systems into organisms.

Possible Honors Extensions:

Use of Biology Vocabulary: Organelles, Homeostasis, and Metabolism

Other Significant Organelles: Ribosomes, Vacuoles, Endoplasmic Reticulum (Rough and Smooth),        Golgi Apparatus, Nucleolus, Centrioles, and Spinal fibers,

More Details Pertaining to Cellular Processes:

Steps of the Cell Cycle (mitosis)

Photosynthesis Chemical Equation- 6CO2 + 6H2O + Light Energy ----- C6H12C6+ 6O2

Cellular Respiration: Chemical Equation - C6H12C6 + 6O2 + ------ 6CO2 + 6H2O + ATP

Fermentation – Plan B – The making of ATP without the use of O2  - Lactic Acid builds up - Soreness


Textbook Chapters 3&4 Pages 60 – 104     

Life Science Final Preparation CRCT PREP Pages 7-9, 10-12

Interactive Textbook Pages 33 – 62 (Cell Anatomy and Functions) and (Cellular Processes)

Interactive Notebook Activity

Internet Resources

        Brain Pop

        Life         Science Research Sites

        Life Science with the Amoeba Sisters

        You Tube

    Bill Nye Life Science Videos


Assignments and MAKE - UP WORK

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Assignment Information:

  • Assignments should be complete and turned in by the designated date and time to receive full credit.  

    • Late work:  If work is not turned in by the due date (and time), an alternative assignment and/or directions may be given that will vary from the original assignment.  There is a ten-point penalty per day (three day limit) and after three days a grade of 60 will be the highest grade possible on all work that is accepted late. 

    • Make-up work:  If a student is absent from class, they will have make-up work to complete. 

    • It is the student’s responsibility to ask for their make-up their work, and turn in late assignments before the deadline - even if they are not reminded in class.

    • Late work and make-up assignment grades are typically recorded in Power School only once per week - usually on Fridays

ALL Lesson Plans, Power Points, and Study Materials will be found in GOOGLE CLASSROOM

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